Easter Stroll and Carry to Car

On Friday our 'friend brave ' came to stay with us. He was the one with the courage to join Mr Him on the John Soanes trip recently.  We took friend brave to wander around a village very close to us, Cuckfield.  Pronounced 'cookfield'. 


Our wander took us to the church and I was entranced by the ceiling.  Cuckfield church dates back to 1200.  More information here   










I noticed that the houses in the church courtyard had decorated for Easter.  This is so rare in the UK that I've never seen it before.  It's like the number 9 bus,  you never see it then 3 come along at once.





A Stroll of Lostness in the back lanes behind the church and we saw an orchard in blossom and further along this old shepherds wagon. 




A pretty walk on a pleasant Good Friday.


In the evening we showed our Friend Brave how to shop in our town.




and the service offered by the supermarket after a visit to the winebar.   I think he will visit our town again.









12 comments:

  1. What a wonderful way to spend the day winding it up at the wine bar !.

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  2. Sure he had a wonderful time, what an old church, thanks for sharing.

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  3. Beautiful old church. We have nothing that dates back to 1200, except for the natural features of the land. Even then, they've probably changed a lot. Many people here do decorate for Easter. Two favourites are Easter wreaths on the door and little coloured plastic eggs hanging from a tree close to the house (our trees will not have any leaves yet at this time of year). What store is that, that has a wine bar??? -Jenn

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    1. That's Waitrose. It opened recently. There was one lady in there on opening day quite plastered by 7pm.

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  4. And if you drink too much, the cashier will carry you to your car? Gawd, you Brits know how to do things. Dogs in pubs and wine bars in supermarkets!

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  5. Not far from my old home town of Horsham. Beautiful ceiling in that church.

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    1. Mr Him grew up in Horsham and miss 22 works there. I've done a few posts on Horsham.

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  6. Love that ceiling.
    It sounds like a truly wonderful day - and wine o'clock to finish? Bliss.

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  7. Some do now do a smattering of decoration indoors but I've never seen one house decorated externally, let alone three. So lovely.
    And how sophisticated, sipping on a chilled wine whilst your car boot is invisibly loaded. Your friend won't want to leave.

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    1. I think it's us that's invisibly loaded, into the car 😀

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